Will This Push Del Zotto Re-Sign?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Rangers have re-signed veteran defenseman Steve Eminger.  Full terms of the contract are yet to be announced by the Rangers, but Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported the deal is worth $750,000.

The Rangers announced the news on their official Twitter account this afternoon.  Eminger played in 42 regular season games during the regular season, totaling 5 points.  The 28-year-old appeared in four playoff games, but was unable to register a point.

During the summer, he worked out with the Philadelphia Flyers whom he was a member during the 2008-09 season.

In 2011-12, Eminger made $800,000 in an injury-hit season second season in New York.

The Rangers’ most notable remaining unsigned player is restricted free agent Michael Del Zotto.  Talks between Del Zotto and the Rangers have stalled, though the looming possibility of a lockout could force Del Zotto to swiftly agree to a new deal.

How strong is the Rangers’ blue line going into next season?  Sound off below…